lincity-ng - City simulator game with polished graphics
This manual page documents briefly the usage of lincity-ng
lincity-ng is a City Simulation Game. It is a polished and improved
version of the old LinCity game: You are required to build and maintain
a city. You must feed, house, provide jobs and goods for your
residents. You can build a sustainable economy with the help of
renewable energy and recycling, or you can go for broke and build
rockets to escape from a pollution ridden and resource starved planet,
it’s up to you. Due to the finite resources available in any one place,
this is not a game that you can leave for long periods of time.
This game is similar to the commercial simulation game with a similar
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Use the OpenGL display mode
Use the SDL display mode
Run lincity-ng in windowed mode
Run lincity-ng in fullscreen mode
Turn off sound
specify screensize (eg. -S 1024x768)
speficify how quick is the fast speed. (eg. -q 1 is the fastest
possible with full animations, may heat hardware due to average
1 ms pause. -q 9 is the default 10ms pause) In -q 9 animation
steps are skipped for speed. 1..8 do all animation steps in fast
UPGRADE from 1.x to 2.x
A new format for saved games is used since 2.0, but old games can be
imported and automagically converted. Just copy $HOME/.lincity/* (old
location for lincity and lincity-ng 1.x) to $HOME/.lincity-ng/ (new
location since 2.0).
cp -a ~/.lincity/* ~/.lincity-ng/
At the start of the game, one message will popup to remind you have
some changes to do in your city.
lincity-ng was written by Wolfgang Becker, Matthias Braun, David
Kamphausen, Corey Keasling, IJ Peters, Ingo Ruhnke, Jimmy Salmon, Greg
Sharp and others. Please see the documentation for a list of all
This manual page was written by Moritz Muehlenhoff, for the Debian
project (but may be used by others). Updated by Lincity-NG team.
June 24, 2005